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10am-6pm Daily, late night Fridays until 9pm | Closed 1 Jan, 24-26 Dec
 
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National GalleryThe National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it has been pedestrianised. Some of the finest examples of European art, ranging from 1260 to 1900, are included among the 2,300 paintings filling its halls and rooms. Holbein's 'The Ambassadors', 'The Hay Wain' by Constable, and Jan Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Marriage' are just some of the major attractions. Works on display also include those of Botticelli, Monet, Constable, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. This really is the place to come for top quality artwork spanning a wide spectrum of styles and periods. From the Early Renaissance to the Post-Impressionists, every significant stage in the development of painting is represented in its collection, often by masterpieces. Originally established by Parliament in 1824, the collection belongs to the British public and every effort is made to ensure the art is accessible. Every month they hold a range of free lunchtime talks, and on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays they offer the chance to gain even deeper insight with talks in the Gallery and the theatre.

 

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Gauguin PortraitsGauguin PortraitsGauguin PortraitsFor the first time ever the National Gallery stages an exhibition on the portraits of French artist Paul Gauguin. From autumn 2019 the Sainsbury Wing houses Gauguin Portraits, displaying approximately 50 works from the mid-1880s to the end of his life in 1903 and focusing on how the artist moved away from Impressionism towards Symbolism. By adding 2019-10-07T00:00:00+01002020-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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DATES  7th October 2019 to 26th January 2020
For the first time ever the National Gallery stages an exhibition on the portraits of French artist Paul Gauguin. From autumn 2019 the Sainsbury Wing houses Gauguin Portraits, displaying approximately 50 works from the mid-1880s to the end of his life in 1903 and focusing on how the artist moved away from Impressionism towards Symbolism. By adding ... More about this event
 
Anne QueffelecAnne QueffelecThe pianist performs a classical recital music inspired by Hess's classical music concerts during the Second World War to celebrate Dame Myra Hess Day.2019-10-10T13:00:00+01002019-10-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £109  42% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from National Gallery
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  21% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from National Gallery
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest National Gallery

Nearest to National Gallery
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from National Gallery
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all disciplines ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from National Gallery
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe. The ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near National Gallery

The best museums, galleries, attractions near National Gallery
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from National Gallery
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart of ... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
 
 
 
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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
National Gallery, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February 2019 to 4th January 2020
National Gallery, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from National Gallery
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
Thriller Live
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
National Gallery, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from National Gallery
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from National Gallery
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from National Gallery
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near National Gallery
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 3 minutes from National Gallery
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as National Gallery
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National Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as National Gallery
The National Gallery's National Dining Rooms restaurant won Time Out's Best British Restaurant Award in 2007 for good reasons - they do all sorts of great ... More
 
 
 
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Les Deux Salons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
Set over two glorious floors in the heart of Theatreland, Les Deux Salons is an all-day French Brasserie. The grand interior has a beautiful, ornately tiled ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from National Gallery
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from National Gallery
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from National Gallery
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from National Gallery
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from National Gallery
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from National Gallery
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London National Gallery.
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from National Gallery
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery
A late-night speakeasy within St Martins Lane Hotel, Blind Spot is hidden behind the façade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up with ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near National Gallery.
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Gallery
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from National Gallery
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from National Gallery
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Well known American photographer Cindy Sherman famously made her name in the 1990s using herself as her subject. This exhibition ...More

 
BP Portrait Award 2019
BP Portrait Award 2019
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 40th year at the National Portrait ...More

 
Brainiac Live
Brainiac Live
Kids Events | Until 1st September 2019 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Expect loud bangs, exploding dustbins and supercharged spinning chairs as Brainiac Live brings the award-winning (now defunct) Sky TV show ...More

 
Bitter Wheat
Bitter Wheat
Theatre | Until 28th August 2019 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Money. Sex. Power. You only need one of them according to Bitter Wheat, David Mamet's new play about a depraved ...More

 
On Your Feet!
Theatre | Until 31st August 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from National Gallery

Jerry Mitchell directs the UK premiere staging of the hip-shaking Broadway musical, which charts the love story of Gloria and ...More

John Frieda X Bourne and Hollingsworth Brunch
John Frieda X Bourne and Hollingsworth Brunch
Foodie Events | Until 1st September 2019 

B&H Garden Room 2 minutes walk from National Gallery

Get John Frieda goodies when you enjoy brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth's new Garden Room restaurant this summer. Weekend brunch, ...More

 
Fleabag
Fleabag
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

After making the nation cry with laughter and sadness with the critically-acclaimed season two on BBC Three, Phoebe Waller-Bridge brings ...More

 
Camden Fringe
Camden Fringe
Comedy | Until 25th August 2019 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Bringing together comedy, theatre, poetry, dance and much more, the Camden Fringe boasts 300 different productions and (some very odd) ...More

 
A Right Royale Tea - Immersive Comedy Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 1st September 2019 

Charing Cross Hotel 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

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The Night Of The Iguana
The Night Of The Iguana
Theatre | Until 28th September 2019 

Noel Coward Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Clive Owen returns to the West End for the first time in 18 years to play the Rev. T. Lawrence ...More

 

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